Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Clematis Seasons

Winter views of our clematis as we will soon be seeing it and a spring view of its early growth.

It doesn't take long to go from tender shoots to full glorious bloom! This is an old plant that was here over 30 years ago when we bought the house, so we have no idea how long it's been here. It blooms a long time and then spends early autumn still green, gradually turning colors then drying to brown. It keeps most of those shriveled leaves through the winter until we trim it in time for those new shoots once more. As always, don't forget to click on the images to see them full size, then hit the back button to return.
Designer Credits: (only for the 1st, winter LO, I'm afraid)
-buff paper: Waite for the Moment Designs - Candid Camera (Jan 2010 Club Deco kit)
-patterned paper: Theta - Candid Camera
-dark blue paper (blended): RoseMadeDesigns - Candid Camera
-gray paper: Wildcat Designs - Copper Mist
-line element (recolored), flower: Ange Designs - A Sweet Year
fonts: MC Sweetie Hearts, Calibri

1 comment:

  1. It's really something to see all the phases this plant goes through together like this! Beautiful pages Jean! I love your "out of bounds" technique on the fall leaves, and the colors of the flower are so beautiful! :)